SPONSORED by the Orange County Library System: This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s Bungalow Neighborhood news, and some bonus headlines you may have missed.
Our latest episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1 has been podcasted and is available HERE.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- The Orange Avenue Overlay has been put on hold in Winter Park so residents can get more pictures drawn for them of what sorts of buildings could potentially, maybe, one day be built there and a local landowner is suing the city for the delay.
- Orlando is getting a drive-thru Halloween event this fall and we hope our designated driver has good reflexes under pressure.
- The Florida Brewers Guild is calling for action from our governor to help prevent hundreds of closures in the coming month.
- You can help #SaveOurStages by writing your legislator.
- Come Out With Pride is going virtual with its events this year and hosting a car caravan instead of a parade but we don’t really know what the difference is.
- People are getting random packets of seeds from China in their mailboxes and the Department of Agriculture is warning you not to plant them.
- Art and History Museums – Maitland is hosting an online art auction.
- “Airlines may not recover until 2023, but first, Florida needs to adequately address the pandemic at hand.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Jonathan Isaac responds after being the lone NBA player to stand for National Anthem.” – CNN
- “Rent is officially going down in several Florida cities right now.” – Narcity
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “I Went to Disney World: As the coronavirus pandemic ravaged Florida, the Magic Kingdom welcomed back its most loyal subjects—and me.” The Atlantic
- “Silicon Valley is jumping on the micro-school bandwagon.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Dandelion Cafe launches postcard initiative.” – Bungalower
- “Halloween Horror Nights 2020 is canceled.” – Bungalower
- “One-third of US Museums May Never Reopen, Says American Alliance of Museums.” – Hyperallergic
- “Central Florida’s transportation issues start with the first and last miles.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Tampa teen and Orlando resident arrested on charges of being behind celebrity Twitter hack and Bitcoin scam.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Universal Orlando to temporarily close several attractions.” – Spectrum News
- “Most public engagement is worse than worthless.” – Strong Towns
- “New Disney World face mask policy: No valves, neck gaiters, bandanas.” – Theme Park Tribune
- “The Center Orlando awarded $250K grant from CARES Act.” – Watermark
- “Ellen DeGeneres responds to allegations of toxic workplace culture.” – Watermark
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 8/3: Reasons For Optimism In Our Changing World (Online)
- Tuesday 8/4: A Crash Course On NYC’s Garment Industry (Online)
- Tuesday 8/4: Weird Homes Tour – Living With The Things You Love (Online)
- Wednesday 8/5: Tactical Urbanism For Government (Online)
- Wednesday 8/5: The Secret Arts – Wild Crochet (Online)
- Thursday 8/6: A Look Above – Downtown Orlando Architecture (Online)
- Thursday 8/6: Urban Platypuses – Threats And Challenges (Online)
- Thursday 8/6: Tyler Thrasher Wonder Hour – Poisonous Plants (Online)
- Friday 8/7: Free Meals for Local Arts Community (Milk District)
- Friday 8/7: Cinema Under The Stars – Transformers (Waterford Lakes)